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November 29, 1884


JAMA. 1884;III(22):613. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390710025009

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Berlin, Germany, Oct. 22, 1884.

Mr. Editor:  Since my last letter from Copenhagen, I have been secluded in the quiet little German town of Weimar, which is celebrated as having been the home of the most celebrated German poets, Goethe and Schiller, as well as of Herder and Wieland.I had hoped, on my return to Berlin, to be able to give you at once a letter about the Royal University; but I find it impossible at present, because there is a great difference between the customs here and ours. Although the University nominally opens on a certain day, the 16th of October, yet in reality the professors commence their lectures whenever they please, at times varying from the middle of October to the first week in November, so that, as yet, the University is not in working order.Last Monday, October 20, a great feast was given in the

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